2016 O'Connor Cup Draw Completed

The draw for the 2016 Ladies Higher Education Committees were completed today.

There was a huge amount of interest in the draw for the O’Connor Cup with this years version of the competition expected to be one of the most competitive in recent years. The University of Limerick are the defending champions and will be hoping to make it a third win in a row but competition will be stiff this year from League Champions, DCU, and fellow Dublin College UCD with UCC expected to put forward a particularly strong challenge.


Group A of the O’Connor Cup looks particularly difficult with DCU and Queen’s joined by UCC and competition debutantes NUI Maynooth whilst in group B the defending champions, UL are joined by Trinity College Dublin, UCD and NUIGalway.

The Giles Cup draw saw MICL, CIT. IT Sligo and DCU2 placed in the same group with UCC2 St. Pat’s Drumcondra, IT Carlow and AIT all drawn in group B with the top 2 teams in each group going forward to the O’Connor Cup weekend.

The Lynch Cup will be a hugely competitive competition with 2 groups of 4 teams. In Group A there will be ITT, UL2, DIT and DKIT and in Groupp B it will be WIT. UCD2, UUJ and St. Pat’s Drumcondra with the top 2 teams in each group going forward to compete in Tralee at the O’Connor Cup weekend.

A new competition was announced and whilst not yet having a name it will consists of 2 groups of 5 teams. In Group A there will be ITC 2, Garda, DCU3, QUB2 and MICL 2 and in Group B there will be UCD3, TCD2, St. Mary’s, NUIG 2 and UUJ 2.

IT Tallaght, Royal College of Surgeons, GMIT and Blanchardstown IT were drawn in Group A of the Donaghy Cup with Marino, LIT, LYIT and UUC drawn in Group B.

The Lagan Cup draw saw UU Magee, Law School, St. Pat’s Thurles and Cavan Institute of Technology drawn together in Group A with GMIT, Drogheda, MICL 3 and DKIT 2 drawn together in Group B.

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